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Charlie Baker’s Fish Tale Election 2014

Charlie Baker’s Fish Tale

By Eileen McNamara

In this week’s gubernatorial debate, the Republican candidate tearfully re-recounted the story of a struggling — and, apparently, impossible to find — fisherman.

Charlie Baker's Hypocrisy On Child Welfare Election 2014

Charlie Baker's Hypocrisy On Child Welfare

By Eileen McNamara

It takes no small measure of nerve for a public official with a record of callous indifference to the plight of abused and neglected children to impugn the commitment of a woman who has spent her career championing their cause.

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A Win On Beacon Hill For Gun Safety In Massachusetts Guns

A Win On Beacon Hill For Gun Safety In Massachusetts

By John E. Rosenthal

Gun violence claims 88 lives a day in this country, including that of one child every three hours. While there are no fail safes, few states have been more proactive in trying to establish them.

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A Small Decision, Carefully Considered The Kennedys

A Small Decision, Carefully Considered

By Madeleine Blais

We proudly displayed the Kennedy’s card for decades. But this year I decided against it. Ted is gone, Joan has had a hard life, Kara died much too young. Treating their overbearingly cheerful card as a cartoon seemed wrong.

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